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The Modern Voyager and Traveller through Africa, Asia and America and Europe by Wm Adams [William Adams] - 1st Edition - 1828 - from E C Books and

The Modern Voyager and Traveller through Africa, Asia and America and Europe

by Wm Adams [William Adams]

Condition: Fair/N

London : Fisher, Son and Co, 1828 4 volume set of this scarce work published between 1828 and 1832 - the author beginning the series with Africa. In contemporary half leather bindings with marbled boards. Classed as 'fair' because some sections are quite browned and some page edges are nibbled/turned over due to poor paper quality. Adams drew on a wide variety of sources for his narrative and the work is illustrated with maps, hand coloured plates of people in local costume, and black and white plates. The bindings have gilt lines and elaborate blind-stamped designs with title and volume in gilt to the spines. They are sound and clean. There is some scuffing to the marbling and some wear and bumping to corners, but overall bindings in very good condition. Original endpapers present with ink signature to fep. Vol I: Africa hand coloured vignette title page 1828; plain title page 1830; plain fold out map of Africa; 9 hand coloured and 3 black and white plates. 456 pp.The map has a small repair at a fold and there are some browned/grubby sections. Vol II: Asia - hand coloured frontispiece, coloured vignette title page dated 1828, a second title page dated 1830, plain fold out map of Asia; and 10 further colour plates. 460 pp.The map has had some repair and has browning. The plate opposite p 254 has a small repaired tear. Contents brighter, particularly the plates. Vol III: America - has a colour plate frontispiece, hand coloured vignette title page 1828; plain title page dated 1830, plain fold-out map, a further 9 colour plates and 1 black and white plate. 460 pp. A very good volume. P 74 has small loss to bottom corner margin. Vol IV: Europe - colour frontispiece; hand coloured vignette title page dated 1828; a second title page dated 1831; and a further 10 colour plates; 464 pp. The map has had considerable repair to fold tears, and the plate at p 89 has a small repaired edge tear. Reasonably clean.
Multi-volume Set

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032343
  • Title: The Modern Voyager and Traveller through Africa, Asia and America and Europe
  • Author: Wm Adams [William Adams]
  • Format/binding:Half-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Fisher, Son and Co
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1828
  • Keywords: adams voyager and traveller; early nineteenth century travels; early nineteenth century costumes;
  • Bookseller catalogs: TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;
  • Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall


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